• IDCAMS backup option

    Can an IDCAMS Backup file obtained at z/VSE 4.3 be read by z/OS 2.1 IDCAMS with Restore option, are those formats full compatible?

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  • OMVS file owner after SMPE apply

    Hello, I was given the task of applying maintenance to z/OS 1.13 using a documented procedure and all was going well, however, some of the PTFs did not apply because I was not a super user UID(0). So, I had the guy who usually does the applies submit the job and this applied the remaining PTFs....

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  • Add’l CPU per index?

    I'd love to use the LASTUSED column on SYSIBM.SYSINDEXSTATS introduced in DB2 9 to eliminate indexes. I can show my client a number of indexes that have not been used since DB2 9 was installed in July 2009. But I know they will ask 'what is the ROI on deleting these indexes?'. Is there any 'general...

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  • Qmf for Windows 8.1 fp18 – date datatype from db2 z/os 8 format error in excel 2003

    When I import a DB2 z/OS query result  containing date or date(timestamp) columns from QMF for WINDOWS in EXCEL 2003 using the Add-in the cells cannot be formatted. In the same column the date are displayed sometimes as dd/mm/yyyy, sometimes as nnnnn or in the previously defined format (example...

    Erredi5 pointsBadges:
  • Z/OS Mainframe Storage Solutions for TEaaS

    We are in the process of provisioning/automating Test Environments as a Service in the Mainframe Z/OS world. I am seeking solutions that will either save in the DASD/Database areas in addition to increasing the time to deliver a complete test environment. Z/OS already takes advantage of SMS/HSM...

    gsadej5 pointsBadges:
  • Flashcopy error message ADR316W when backing up target volume

    I'm new to DFSMS Flashcopy and would like advice. I used the following JCL step to backup a source volume to target volume. //STEP901A EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01, // REGION=0K //SYSTSPRT DD SYSOUT=* //SYSUADS DD DSN=SYS1.UADS, // DISP=SHR //SYSLBC DD DSN=SYS1.BRODCAST, // DISP=SHR //SYSTSIN DD * FCESTABL...

    Liberty5 pointsBadges:
  • DB2 Automated Utilities – Vendor selection

    We use the IBM utilities suite and our own in-house utilities automation for DB2 v7. Our automated utilities is now draining us with heavy maintenance and since V7, there are still a few holes that could cause us some serious damage if not fixed in the near future. However, with V8, we would...

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  • Z10 migration to z114

    Are there any issues migrating from a z10 BC to a z114 with both running z/OS 1.13

    johnrcliff5 pointsBadges:
  • z/OS 1.4 on Z9?

    Will z/OS 1.4 run on a Z9 under VM if it ran on a Z990 under VM...it is a vanilla OS. I KNOW it is out of support!!!

    mperry2915 pointsBadges:
  • A problem when BDAM files with key are copied by DFSMSdss.

    I have a problem with my BDAM files with key when the files are copied using DFSMSdss of z/OS. If the files are copied using physical processing, everything is OK. If the files are copied using logical processing, reading existing records is OK, but writing a new record into the copied files fails...

    ShuroK30 pointsBadges:
  • Performance after mainframe upgrade issue.

    Our shop is planning an upgrade from an IBM 2096-T03 Z/os machine to a 2096-R04. As far as I am aware, so far only the prerequsite PTF's have been applied. We have noticed an average of 25% increase in our IDMS transaction times since the PTF's have been installed. Has anyone gone through a similar...

    NLSparky5 pointsBadges:
  • Intermittent Error using FTP/TLS

    Our shop has several jobs that are running on a z/OS system in which we are transfering data to an FTP server. Other than a difference in file names being transfered, the FTP script is virtually the same. Unfortunately, we are having a problem with one specific job. When attempting to log onto the...

    Spencer7565 pointsBadges:
  • How to sort a variable length file, with multiple record types

    12345     101xxxxxxxx 12345     201xxxxxxxx1 12345     201xxxxxxxx2 12346     104xxxxxxxx 12346     204xxxxxxxx1 12347     101xxxxxxxx 12347     201xxxxxxxx1   Above is an example of a file I am trying to sort.  I want to sort by the 2nd and 3rd characters, of...

    Cdthorpe5 pointsBadges:
  • How to recover a PDS member

    z/os mainframe. A member from a partitioned dataset has been accidentally deleted . No backup. I guess the deletion is done logically and not phisically untill next compress (a king of flag aside) . So, there must be a command that  let  recover the member (unflag it). Coud anyone give some...

    Clauk5 pointsBadges:
  • SYSRES cloning Z/OS

    Hi All, I am trying to understand about cloning the sysres volume of our z/os 1.12. Our environment is basically a Z9 machine with 1 cpc with only two LPAR images created with no coupling facility(Monoplex). To clone a sysres volume we are required to peform a indirect cataloging and clone your...

    Jackk5 pointsBadges:
  • VSAM versus DB2 in CPU consumption

    Is it possible estimate how much more CPU is consumed by DB2 commands in relation to VSAM KSDS when access a row, through an index scan, in a organized DB2 table against a record reading from an organized VSAM KSDS file through the primary index? How much is it in percentage? Thank you very much in...

    Abelmart30 pointsBadges:
  • Expired or deleted RACF accounts that are still active in DB2

    Hello, I have a question related to 'expired or deleted RACF accounts that are still active in DB2'. In our shop, with z/OS as the operating system and RACF as a security tool. While DB2 native security is used to manage access for each of the DB2 objects such as database, table, view, or storage...

    Abeshaman5 pointsBadges:
  • Advice needed on “DB2 DBA for Z/OS career”

    Hello there, I am a mainframe professional with over 6 years of experience. I worked mainly in IDMS database throughout my career. However, i am interested to learn database administration in DB2. I did clear initial DB2certification long back. 1>  To do DB2 DBA, how difficult is it for me as...

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  • UACC vs Generic Userid

    As a long time RACF guy, I have believed that although it would be a rare scenario to exploit this, Universal Access (UACC) will allow access to an 'MVS user' that is not necessarily RACF defined and hasn't been authenticated through RACF, yet Generic Userid (*) equates to 'any RACF defined user',...

    ThePriest5 pointsBadges:
  • DB2 for Z/OS and DB2 for LINUX / WINDOWS/ AS400

    I have around 5 years of IT experience in Mainframe and Midrange operations. As I'm more intersted in database administration, recently I did IBM DB2 9 Fundamentals certification and also IBM Mainframe application development course ( JCL,VSAM,COBOL,DB2,CICS) but it was 5 years back. I want to go...

    Sarada1115 pointsBadges:

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